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AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and even many of his supporters reject his proposed budget cuts to scientific and medical research, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

 

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90.

 

 

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.

 

 

Thousands pause for global WWI centennial observance

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Awed by an eight-plane flyover that left the sky streaked with plumes of red, white and blue contrails, thousands paused Thursday in the shadow of the nation's official World War I monument in remembrance of the day a century ago that the U.S. entered the fight.

 

 

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group's high-level meetings.

 

 

Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

The rapid defection of advertisers this week from Bill O'Reilly's show because of sexual harassment allegations raises what once seemed an unthinkable question: Can O'Reilly survive at Fox News Channel?

 

 

High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

A ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago reopens the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.

 

 

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the U.N. Security Council fails to act.

 

 

Syrian chemical weapon attack kills 22 members of a single family

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm.

 

 

Man charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged with arson Saturday.

 

 

Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.

 

 

Senate heads for tense Supreme Court showdown

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high court and the nation.

 

 

Fox backs O'Reilly after reports of sexual harassment

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

ox News host Bill O'Reilly says he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.

 

 

As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency.

 

 

North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.

 

 

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care.

 

 

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says.

 

 

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

 

 

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

Posted 3/29/2017 in National

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul.

 

 

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